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F/I - Luci e luminarie, Parigi, 1925 Société Française de Photographie | Photos by Léon Gimpel

From: 3/10/2015 - To: 1/11/2015

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Date of last update: 03/11/2015, 08:39

FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015

Léon Gimpel
Parigi, Francia


LUCI E LUMINARIE, PARIGI, 1925
SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE  PHOTOGRAPHIE
ILLUMINATIONS, PARIS, 1925
SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DE PHOTOGRAPHIE

 
Museo di Palazzo Poggi
3 October - 1 November 2015

 
Writing with light: nocturnal photography by Léon Gimpel - Paris, December 1921. Christmas Eve, an elephant takes up water from a waterfall and sprays a crowd of monkeys hidden in some palm trees. The scene is in Paris, rue de Rivoli. Made from coloured neon lighting, it was the work of the Florentine engineer, Jacopozzi. He helped transform the Paris of the twenties into “the city of light”, and gained renown with his lighting project to create the “False Paris” ordered by the French military high command during the First World War. The lighting experiments performed by this “light magician” fascinated the French photographer Léon Gimpel.
Mesmerised by illumination, Gimpel used the autochrome technique, the first colour process marketed by the Lumière Brothers. His technique consisted in overlaying two shots, one taken at dusk, and the other after nightfall, in order to capture the scene and night lighting to a maximum.

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The exhibit by Léon Gimpel is part of the theme section PRODUCTS of FOTO/INDUSTRIA 2015, the second Biennial promoted and organized by the MAST Foundation with the artistic direction of François Hébel. Fourteen exhibitions with free admission, dedicated to industrial photography, enterprise and work, and housed in prestigious locations of Bologna historical centre and at MAST. The exhibits are curated by Urs Stahel.

 

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  • From: 3/10/2015
  • To: 1/11/2015

Tuesday to Sunday 10am - 7pm

Foto/Industria White Night: on Saturday, October 31st special opening until midnight

free admission to the exhibition